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3 hrs ago | KATC-TV Lafayette

Today in History for September 16, 2014

Today is Tuesday, September 16, the 259th day of 2014. There are 106 days left in the year.


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4 hrs ago | 700WLW Cincinnati

Construction Underway on Incline Theater

Instead of a groundbreaking, the Cincinnati Landmark Theater held a curtain raising, to highlight the work on their new Incline Theater, because construction is already underway. Workers are building a 220-seat theater, and a multi-level parking garage at Matson and West 8th.


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5 hrs ago | US News & World Report

Theater shooting victim's parents sue ammo seller

The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing four online retailers of improperly selling ammunition, tear gas, a high-capacity magazine and body armor used in the attack. The lawsuit alleges it was illegal and negligent to sell the gear to James Holmes, who is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in the July 20, 2012, attack.


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8 hrs ago | Mountain View Voice

Portola Valley theater company snags heavy-hitter as artist-in-residence

When the San Jose Repertory Theatre went under earlier this year, it left the regional theater community in dismay. Members of that community included the "Rep's" award-winning artistic director, Rick Lombardo.


Related Topix: San Mateo County, CA, Portola Valley, CA, Arts

8 hrs ago | Fox News

Obama's embrace of 'theater' on ISIS helps struggling Dems

Buzz Cut: a Obama's embrace of 'theater' on ISIS helps struggling Dems a Baier Tracks: Long week a First in Fox News First: NRCC ramps up with six new spots a Joe Biden and a busload of nuns a Of hogs and serenity OBAMA'S EMBRACE OF 'THEATER' ON ISIS HELPS STRUGGLING DEMS President Obama and Democrats hit the panic button two weeks ago as voters expressed deepening despair over Obama's foreign policy and the makings of a terrible tide in November were taking shape. The president acknowledged having failed at " the theater " of presidential leadership and, after a fashion, turned to new, more dramatic language about his incremental escalation of the effort to contain Islamist militants who keep beheading Westerners in their captivity.


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10 hrs ago | KMIZ

Movie 'Gone Girl' expected to premiere in Missouri

It looks like the premiere of the major motion picture "Gone Girl" will happen in Missouri before most of the rest of the country gets to see it. The Southeast Missourian reports that the movie starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike premieres nationwide on Oct. 3. But theater officials in Cape Girardeau expect it to premiere there a day earlier, on Oct. 2. Part of the movie was filmed in Cape Girardeau.


Related Topix: Cape Girardeau, MO, Arts

14 hrs ago | The Daily Caller

Brady Center To Sue Websites That Sold Ammo To Aurora Theater Shooter

The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence will sue the online gun dealers who sold weapons to Aurora Theater shooter James Holmes, according to a a local news report. "The lawsuit alleges that the websites negligently supplied Holmes with the arsenal he used to kill 12 people and wound at least 58 others by failing to use any screening mechanism to determine his identity or intent for the products," the Brady Center said in a press release.


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18 hrs ago | KSWO

New Walmart, theater among Lawton retail projects

LAWTON, Okla._ New stores are breaking ground while others are opening their doors. After the completion of two large retail projects in the past two years, city officials say they're still working to diversify the shopping and dining selection citywide.


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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Farr Best Theater gets a facelift

The owners unveiled the results of a two-month-long renovation last week, showing off a facelift that has the city's first theater looking more retro than the day it opened. "I'm real excited about the renovations and the look it's brought to downtown," said owner Rhonda Meadows.


Related Topix: Arts, Mansfield, TX

The Ashland Daily Tidings

Diverse culture needs diverse theater

The El Gallo taco truck parked smack in front of the entrance to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Thomas Theatre Friday morning was the first sign that something out of the ordinary was going on. Inside, a panel of theater experts agreed that in a changing America, increasing diversity is already a given.


Related Topix: Arts, Asian-American


American Psycho production canceled

The off-Broadway adaptation of AMERICAN PSYCHO has hit a roadblock after the show's commercial backers pulled out of the musical. The Second Stage Theater production was slated to debut next year , but bosses at the the company have since opted not to move forward with the production.


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Teen with disabilities enrolls in college program

Like many people, when Daniel Castellanos graduated J.P. McCaskey High School in 2013, he wanted to go to college. But Castellanos said he didn't want to go there because he didn't feel he'd be improving himself, he said.


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Flash Special: a Streetcar Named Desire Brings Its Magic To Movie Theaters

Magic One of the most iconic and oft-revived plays of all time, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE has been entertaining audiences around the world for nearly 70 years, thereby proving the timelessness of the tale and the prescient nature of the eloquent, evocative poetry populating the Tennessee Williams text. Without a doubt, audiences from the very start have warmed to the abundant charms of the passionate, complex story of a Southern belle on the verge of a nervous breakdown, her compassionate sister and the imposing, magnetic brute who enraptures them both.


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The Danbury Daily Voice

Experienced Producer Hired To Lead Norwalk's Wall Street Theater

Kennedy, a resident of Fairfield, is tasked with establishing the theater as a preeminent regional entertainment and conference space with state-of-the-art multimedia capabilities. He brings with him a lifetime of experience in creating and producing special events, including meticulously planned intimate corporate events.


Related Topix: Arts, Fairfield, CT, National Mall, US National Parks

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Theater review: Martin Luther mentors Hamlet in David Davalos' play 'Wittenberg'

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, in Madison, isn't just about the Bard and his works, though three of them are part of the 2014 season. The company also champions contemporary works, such as David Davalos ' comedy from 2008, "Wittenberg," which is the site in Germany where the Protestant Reformation was born in the 16th century.


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Star Tribune

Theater: The pageantry of love and truth

"The White Snake" uses pageantry and ritual to illuminate an old Chinese story about identity, harsh religion and the bonds of love. Amy Kim Waschke portrays White Snake, a magical creature who takes human form in an ancient Chinese fable adapted by Mary Zimmerman, now at the Guthrie.


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Brandon Sun

Canadian Press reporters reflect on wrapped Toronto International Film Festival

The Toronto International Film Festival wrapped Sunday after 11 days of movie mayhem. While no film was touted as an Oscar lock, there was plenty of satisfying cinema on offer.


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The Capital-Journal

Small towns seeing movie theater revival

In an era where watching movies is as easy as logging onto the Internet or making a selection from a supermarket display, small communities across Kansas are reviving old theaters to give residents a place to socialize while taking in the latest flick. Community-owned theaters have popped up Larned, Tribune, Marysville, St. Francis and many other rural towns, filling a void created over the past several decades as many of the theaters fell victim to multiplex theaters were built in surrounding communities.


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TheaterWorks Presents Sharr White's ANNAPURNA,

ANNAPURNA by award-winning playwright Sharr White , is a funny and surprising exploration of love and loss. After twenty years apart, Emma tracks down her ex-husband, cowboy poet Ulysses to a trailer park in the wilds of Colorado.


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The WSU Signpost

Theater and visual arts at WSU prepare for fall

Mathew Choberka, chair of the Department of Visual and Graphic Art and Design, submitted his painting "No Re-entry" to the Biannual Faculty Exhibition. The first event is the Biennial Faculty Exhibition for the WSU Department of Visual Art and Design , happening now.


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